Friday Box Office: The Roommate Moves In To Number One

Leighton Meester muscled out a James Cameron production and horny Natalie Portman for a surprise number one as The Roommate ruled the Friday box office. Sanctum settled for second place and last week's champ, The Rite, was exorcised back into fifth place. Your Friday box office is here.

1. THE ROOMMATE: $6,400,000 (new)

2. SANCTUM: $3,553,000 (new)

3. NO STRINGS ATTACHED: $2,924,000 ($46,312,000)

4. THE KING'S SPEECH: $2,330,000 ($78,145,000)

5. THE RITE: $1,935,000 ($20,047,000)

[Numbers via Box Office Mojo]



Comments

  • Tommy Marx says:

    Can you explain why "The Roommate" is a surprise number one when it was predicted to be number one by Movieline yesterday?

  • Dixon Gaines says:

    Mais oui. We are not the Borg here at Movieline. S.T. thought it would barely edge Sanctum for number one, I thought it would land at number 4 or 5. Neither one of us, I think, would have thought it would make nearly double the next nearest movie in its first night. So: surprise. And I can't believe I'm expending this much wordspace to talk about the freaking Roommate

  • S.T. VanAirsdale says:

    "I can't believe I'm expending this much wordspace to talk about the freaking Roommate"
    That's why we have haiku!

  • julie brown says:

    This movie was taken from "Single White Female" with Bridget Fonda. Nothing new, but plenty of rehash!!!!

  • Tommy Marx says:

    I'm sorry for putting you through that. :-)
    Especially since I have no desire to ever watch the movie...

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